Monday AM News: NCLB, Astronauts, Kindergarten

Pupils still far behind despite law Tribune
Five years after the landmark No Child Left Behind education reform was enacted, Illinois students have made minimal progress on national achievement exams, while many of the state's minority and low-income students are still enrolled in the worst schools with the least qualified teachers, national and state data show.

Students Chat With Astronauts WBEZ
Some Chicago Public Schools students got to make a really long-distance phone call today. They talked via a video and audio feed at the Adler Planetarium to astronauts who are circling the Earth on the International Space Station.

Daley renews call for all-day kindergarten Sun Times
Mayor Daley on Saturday called for a mandatory daylong kindergarten program for the state.

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